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Government plans to combat domestic abuse

The South Korean government announced Friday additional measures to combat domestic violence and child abuse, in response to recent high-profile cases that caused public outrage.“People are growing i...

Updated : 2016.07.29 21:30

[EYE] Author writes on her ‘right not to date’

Throughout her 20s, Lee Jin-song has received unwanted advice on how to “improve” herself so she can enjoy dating. The advice came from friends, both male and female, as well as acquaintances of dif...

Updated : 2016.07.29 18:37

Ministry releases SK No. 2 on parole

The Justice Ministry on Friday released exemplary prisoners on parole, including the top executive member of a local conglomerate, according to officials.“I will provide whatever support I can to rev...

Updated : 2016.07.29 18:35

Korea confirms 9th Zika infection

South Korea has confirmed a woman who returned from a trip to Vietnam has been infected with the Zika virus, the country's ninth such case, health authorities here said Friday.The 40-year-old woman, whose identity has been withheld, tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus after travel...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:51

Eight out of 10 households have air conditioners in Korea

About 80 percent of the country's total households own air conditioners as the country's summers are getting hotter amid global warming, a survey showed Friday. The percentage, which came out via a Gallup Korea poll of 1,004 adults conducted from July 26-28, is a sharp increase from 6 perc...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:48

Jeju airport resumes operations after plane's tire bursts

South Korea's Jeju International Airport said it has normalized flight operations Friday after it temporarily closed its main runway due to a passenger jet blowing a tire while it was landing earlier in the day.A Korean Air B737-900 with 147 passengers onboard reported a problem with its n...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:42

Senior prosecutor, Nexon founder indicted over alleged bribery

The prosecution on Friday indicted a senior prosecutor and the co-founder of South Korea’s biggest online gaming company Nexon over alleged bribery and shady stock transactions, ending a monthlong pr...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:09

Senior prosecutor, Nexon founder indicted over stock purchase scandal

State investigators on Friday indicted a high ranking prosecutor and the founder of South Korea's leading online game maker Nexon Co. for their suspicious stock transactions and bribery allegations.Jin Kyung-joon is suspected of receiving over 900 million won ($800,600) worth of bribes fro...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:47

Australian Korean War veterans wind up trip to Seoul

Australian Korean War veterans wind up trip to SeoulKicker: Booyoung Group chairman Lee organizes, finances weeklong visit By Kim Bo-gyung A group of Korean War veterans from Australia and their famil...

Updated : 2016.07.28 20:55

Disputed antigraft law ruled constitutional

The hard-hitting anti-corruption law on public officials, journalists and private school faculty was upheld by the Constitutional Court on Thursday, prior to formally taking effect on Sept. 28.The Act...

Updated : 2016.07.28 18:06

Presidential pardons might help guilty driver get new license

Presidential pardons, usually given on National Liberation Day, Aug. 15, might help the bus driver behind the five-car pileup on Yeongdong Expressway receive a new driver‘s license, local news report...

Updated : 2016.07.28 17:32

Girl, 14, drives 100 km without license, overturns car

A 14-year-old girl drove a car over 100 kilometers without a driver’s license and overturned the car at a roundabout, injuring herself and three passengers, the Gangwon Hwacheon Police said Thursday....

Updated : 2016.07.28 17:25

Asian students discuss future of SMEs at KAIST

Linking with overseas institutions to allow students to cultivate a global outlook and network with business leaders is a growing trend at universities here.KAIST College of Business runs the China-Ko...

Updated : 2016.07.28 16:36

Severe heat wave grips Korea

The unusual heat wave that started last week will drag on till mid-September, the Korea Meteorological Agency said Thursday. The KMA said the daytime high across the nation is expected to soar over th...

Updated : 2016.07.28 16:32

Women take up only 2.3% of top positions at conglomerates

Women only accounted for 2.3 percent of all high-ranking executives at South Korea’s 100 major conglomerates last year, while more than half of the firms did not have any women in top leadership posi...

Updated : 2016.07.28 16:31